Vineyard: Bendigo Estate

StoryUnder this vineyard lies the largest quartz reef deposit in New Zealand.
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Quartz Reef Central Otago New Zealand Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $30, screwcap. Estate grown, Demeter Biodynamic┬«, Bendigo Vineyard. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The aromas of dark red cherry and berry accented with oak are pleasant but not distinctive. The core of mid weight dark cherry and dark red berry fruit is straightforward, and pinned down by copious, very dry tannin. Score: 88. Reviewed August 15, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Vineyard Central Otago New Zealand Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.66, TA 0.55, $96, screwcap. Aged in 15% new and 85% one-year-old French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. This is an enthralling wine with lovely aromas of dark red and black berries and a hint of oak vanillin. The striking middleweight fruit enters with aplomb and fans out nicely on the mid palate, finishing with generosity. Very soft and polished, even velvety in the mouth. Commendable oak and tannin integration, and appealing earth and mineral imbued notes add to the pleasure. Reviewed November 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »